I wanted to quit Taekwon-Do as a Green Belt… 😯⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At some stage every Taekwon-Do student will not want to go training! Trust me, it’s inevitable for every student!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, I was a green belt and really enjoyed Taekwon-Do still but that summer the weather was good and football ⚽️ with my friends outside was more tempting than getting on my Taekwon-Do uniform and leaving the fun.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily for kids they mostly live in the present moment unlike adults who live more in the future or the past, but that’s also a challenge 😅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today most young kids (as are adults) are surrounded by the abundance of Dopamine fueled activities more than ever before.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be it…YouTube, Tablets, PlayStation, Playing With Friends, Favourite TV shows etc… 🥳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s no wonder they don’t want to leave it and go put on their Taekwon-Do uniform. 🥋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily for me, my parents really saw the benefits of Taekwon-Do training and the discipline of dedicating to train consistently.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Any real rewards in anything we do come from a long term dedication of time and effort.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everytime parents tell me, “I’m finding it hard to get them to training”. 90% of the time I dont see that same reluctance in the kids when they are at training.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are usually 3 answers; ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ – They aren’t enjoying Taekwon-Do — > Fair 👍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣- They are lazy & prefer being in their comfort zone — > Get Training 👊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣- They aren’t happy to leave a Dopamine fueled activity –> Solution Below 👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s worth noting, are they really fed up of Taekwon-Do or are they just not too keen on leaving a Dopamine fueled activity? 🤔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔑 Here’s a good test… time any chores or homework to take place before its time to get ready for training.
If your still getting the same reaction, then absolutely its probably time to try something new.
However, if you see a difference in the reaction you’ll know the real problem 😉
How does training in Taekwon-Do help build self esteem in children? I see it time and time again, a shy young kid comes to our classes to gain confidence within themselves. It is great to see the transformation in children from when they first join to a few months/years later, it’s incredible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where does this develop from? Our programs are designed to continuously challenge students in a safe environment. With this comes evidence that they can overcome any challenge with the correct attitude and mindset. Confidence is essentially based on evidence. Those who consistently challenge themselves gradually build more self esteem to go conquer any challenge that comes their way. It’s fantastic to see the difference in some children who walk through our doors following this process and this certainly spills over into life outside the training hall. 👊💪⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Classes are conducted in a safe and friendly environment and carried out by World & European gold medalist.
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4-6 year old classes (Junior & Senior Infants):
Emphasize fun activity in a safe and non-threatening environment
Ensure that Fundamental Movement Patterns gain quality, definition and refinement as the basis for building Taekwon-Do specific skills
Use Fun activities and games to develop physical capacities (basic strength, postural control, core strength and flexibility) as well as agility, balance and coordination
Develop self-esteem through positive reinforcement and rewarding good behavior
Encourage creative play that develops basic sparring stances, punches and kicks
Kids Taekwon-Do classes ( 1st class + ):
Our super fun classes keep kids excited and motivated while learning cool Taekwon-Do moves, new skills and much more. Classes offer a ride range of activity through different facets of Taekwon-Do such as pattern, sparring , self-defence, special technique, power, social development and much much more. The mental and cognitive effects of Taekwon-Do set your child up for life to reach their full potential.
Our classes help children develop :
Self Defence Skills
Teens & Adult Beginners:
These classes are conducted in a fun and positive learning environment. You will be sure to feel welcome here regardless of age, fitness and gender. The objective is for everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy their training aiming to achieve your own personal goals no matter what they may be. This beginner class is the perfect opportunity to begin regular training where everyone has the same ability and knowledge. Adults and teens train with people of their own age and ability in our classes.
Your typical class compiles of a full body warm up including dynamic stretching and mobility, skill development exercises, padwork to develop punching and kicking techniques and combinations, full body conditioning and toning exercises, fun physical fitness games and a full body cool down and stretch out.
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A huge congratulations to Mr. Forde who won gold in Senior Male Team Sparring at the World Championships today! Team Ireland beat Canada, Sweden, Italy and Argentina on their way to the final before beating Ukraine to win gold! Well done lads!